Seven months in

Lake Tazawako, Towada Hachimantai National Park.

Last Monday Hercules and I arrived at the beautiful Lake Tazawako just as the sun was setting, turning the sky and water pink and purple and me into a wonderful, reflective calm. Stripping off, running into the lake and swimming sent me high as a kite. Happy happy days.

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I write this from Morioka, Akita prefecture. 600 km left to go until I reach Choshi, on the Tohoku coast where I will start my North Pacific row from in the spring.  And from there it is the final pedal into Tokyo where I will be reunited with Nelson at the British Embassy and round off the journey for this year.

Happy days indeed. I can’t quite believe I am nearly there. Gulp.

Sarah and Hercules x


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9 Responses to Seven months in

  1. Currin says:

    This is very exciting Sarah…great accomplishments…and so many people just have no idea about the beauty of Japan. Pleased that you will get to enjoy it in depth. You really took the ‘scenic route’ to have a party at the embassy. Ha…

  2. Peter Booth says:

    Enjoy every moment Sarah.Never been to Japan but it sounds a lovely place.Seems you will have plenty of time to build up your strength for the Pacific crossing. Well done.God bless.Peter Nottingham

  3. Thanks again for a wonderful & inspiring update.

    Keep safe & healthy


  4. Richard Hames says:

    Hi Sarah
    I have just finished reading a dip in the ocean, after being inspired by your mother who I met this year on Tenatious. Its a great read, so good look on this journey as I look foreward to reading the next one

  5. Christine & Kathleen says:

    Hi Sarah

    So glad that you are nearly there for this part, your stories of how you have undertaken and coped with what’s been in your line have truly amazed fols and not just us. Enjoy the next stage and build up your strength ready for the row.

    All good wishes for now.

    C & K

  6. Hello. We just stumbled upon your blog post. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful scenery at Lake Tazawa. Have a safe rest of the journey. Thanks for sharing.

  7. R.Yamato says:

    Great! I’ve been there (tazawako) when I was a student in Univ by bicycle.
    I could’n see such a nice sunset.
    Now I see you’re in morioka. So you might morioka-reimen (cool noodle speciality in morioka-city) it is tasty.
    Then if you are heading for the northeast coast, It is the march tsunami desaster area and you may see what hardly you can describe..

  8. Iain Gilmour says:

    Hi Sarah
    Children are following your progress with interest. Great going. All at Kingshott send well wishes and little packages of energy to get you through those tough times. Iain

  9. Clare says:

    Wow that sunset looks amazing. Congratulations on making 7 months – you have got so far and achieved so much in that time! Enjoy your next stop in Japan. xxx

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